Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Apellonious:
4.29/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
From a growler from FMcD's poured into a tulip glass. First pour from a fill from three hours earlier.
A - Clear golden orange, with a one finger head that quickly moves to a thin lace.
S - The first whiff of this is absolutely magnificent. Pine, hops, grapefruit, and some orange citrus. A tinge of sea salt. It smelled great on the pour at the store from six feet away.
T- Up front hops and citrus, with a heavy dose of bready malts on the finish. Other pine and salt notes are present as well.
M - Tends toward the thin, sharp, watery side, at least at first, then smooths some toward the end of the glass.
O - I had been looking forward to trying this for quite some time, and it just began to appear here recently. The nose alone makes this an impressive IPA. There is a good balance taste wise, with the hops winning out in the end. Recommended.
Serving type: growler
04-12-2014 22:34:15 | More by Apellonious
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.
Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.
Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.
Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 11:30:31 | More by generallee
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,399 ratings.